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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Natick Class District Harbor Tug. Large:
Laid down, 21 May 1973, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
Launched, 25 October 1973
Delivered, 8 December 1973 and placed in service as Chetek (YTB-827)
Allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
Placed out of service, date unknown
Transfer to the US Army of Corps of Engineers, Buffalo, N.Y., 1 March 1996, renamed Demelon
Current Disposition, for Sale by USACOE in June 2007
Displacement 282 t.(lt) 344 t. (fl)
Propulsion diesel, single screw
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||Chetek (YTB-827) tied up at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA., 7 July 1988. Agawam (YTB-809) is astern of Agawam.
DVIC photo # DN-ST-88-07989 by Don S. Montgomery USN Ret., from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
| US Army Tug Demelon
||Demelon moored pierside at the US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, Buffalo, N.Y., date unknown.
||US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo
There is no DANFS history for Chetek (YTB-827) available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 9 September 2011
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